Jan.15, 2019Hi Andy,As you know, the closing was Nov. 29, 2018. I’m unpacked and settled in at my new residence in Northern Neck. I wanted to take a moment to say thank you very much for all your help getting my house on Westmoreland Road sold. Without your expertise and experience, I don’t think it would have happened so quickly. You truly are a professional in your field. Besides being a pro in Real Estate you’re a good closer at finalizing the sale. There were issues that came up during the Home Inspection and you helped resolve them amiably for the buyer and myself greatly lessening my burden. Without your advice, I would have gone down the wrong path and lost potential buying opportunities. I look back on this and all in all, I’m very happy with everything you did for me. Your knowledge of these homes and what they need before going to market is unsurpassed and speaks volumes in getting the right price and a positive sale. I got the maximum amount for my house at the very end of the selling season. I know you put in a lot of effort to ensure the deal would go through. Without your over and above assistance to secure the sale, I would still be owning and paying related costs for another four months waiting for Spring.And right now with a partial government shutdown, perhaps the Spring might not be so easy to sell a house.So as you can imagine, I’m ecstatic the house sold and can focus on exciting new projectshere at my new home in Northern Neck. Thank you Andy Novins. You’re a true asset to Keller Williams RealtySincerely,Bob BenedictFarnham, Va.(703) 568-0239
It all started with a session Andy hosted at his home in Falls Church. My wife and I attended, with the expectation that we’d be selling our home within the next several months. We were very impressed with Andy’s knowledge and experience, and we ended up asking Andy to list our home on the market. The whole process went very smoothly. We were looking for guidance and followed almost all of Andy’s recommendations. It all paid off – our home was on the market for only 4 days, we received 8 offers, and we ended up selling for well above our asking price. We couldn’t have asked for a better situation (or agent). Overall, we were extremely happy with having Andy as our agent and would highly recommend him to others.
Jeff and Jen
I’ve always believed that a successful Real Estate agent is part scientist and part artist. Our recent experience with Andy Novins proves that he is both.
On the “science” side of the equation Andy has full knowledge and respect that the sale or purchase of a home is when all is said and done; a major financial deal. As evidence of this Andy has an unduplicated knowledge of the Sleepy Hollow area of Falls Church and Fairfax County. His seminars are a great outreach and education tool for buyers and sellers. His monthly newsletters are a go-to source for recent sales and economic insight to the current market and future market trends.
On the “artistic” side of the equation Andy has a great instinct regarding market conditions. He priced our home wisely and fairly. Executing a strategy that yielded us a good listing price and after a bidding round, a good and fair sale price.
His attention to detail and constant communication with us made our sale very pleasurable and easy.
Andy,We were amazed that from going on the market to closing took only 19 days! And the work done by your recommended contractor, Juan, to prepare our house for sale was first rate and only took 10 days. We thank you for your help throughout the entire process. Not only for listening and being understanding of our concerns, but also for the expert advice and suggestions you gave based on your years of experience and deep knowledge of the local market.Our best regards,Craig and Wan
My brother and I sincerely want to thank you for your assistance with the sale of our childhood home. Your expertise and advice started well before we signed the papers to list the house. You guided us flawlessly through the whole process and were never more than a phone call or email away.
As I’ve already told you, we couldn’t have done this without you!!! You are simply the best at what you do!!!
The Slusher Family
We both thank you for the tremendous job you did in representing us in the astonishingly quick sale of our home in Falls Church. Although we had maintained our home of 30 years in excellent condition, you guided us in making some updates that would appeal to buyers. And appeal they did, as we received multiple offers within your carefully researched asking price. Thank you for providing us with your invaluable insights and educating us about the local real estate market. We are sad to have left our beautiful neighborhood, but pleased that the buyers will enjoy their new home, neighbors and community. Thanks again,
Wayne and Victoria Vance
It was great ending the year with my house sold. While your knowledge of the local housing market was already apparent to me from your newsletters, your guidance through the marketing and sale of my house was invaluable. Your deep understanding of the process of buying and selling houses was evident in your suggestions on pricing the house, preparing the house for sale and bringing the sale to closure. Thanks for everything Andy.
Andy Novins is outstanding at marketing. He combines this with an astute understanding of the vagaries of the local housing market.
it was a pleasure to work with you and your team. We greatly appreciated your experienced advice and guidance through this process!
We were happy to work with you too and you did a terrific job in helping us to sell our house, you analyses and advises were so valuable and the entire process from the beginning to the end was conducted so professionally! Because of that, now we can enjoy our Florida life.
Please come to visit us sometimes!
Lara & Sparky
Andy Novins facilitated the sale of our house in Falls Church. He was very knowledgeable about the local market, highly professional, and a delight to work with. His analysis of the market was thorough and well-informed. His advice on pricing and marketing the house were spot-on. And his calm, professional demeanor and organization throughout the various steps of the sale made the process easy and without stress. He was very helpful in providing contractors for last minute “fixit” items, all of whom were quick to respond and did an excellent job. We are very happy to have worked with Andy, and would recommend him highly to anyone wishing to buy or sell in the Falls Church area.
Neil and Chantal Selvin
We really felt that we had a good team, and I learned a lot from working with you. I really like your very focused approach, and your expertise made a huge difference, both in deciding how to market the house and in the very quick sale. Thank you again for all the help, encouragement, and advice.
Dear Andy, Chris and I want to thank you for your great professional support in selling our home in Falls Church. While selling a home is always a serious undertaking your knowledge of the neighborhood and the market, your professional background, and your resources for preparing the home for sale smoothed the road to a quick and trouble free sale. Once again, thank you again for your support and it was a pleasure working with you.
Adele and Chris Chadwick
Andy Novins made the recent sale of our late mother’s house in Falls Church as painless and efficient as possible. Our mother had read his newsletters for years, passing them on to us and it was evident that he really knew the neighborhood market as well as regional and national trends. When we inherited the house we called on Andy and he was able to provide us with solid advice on a strategy. He listened to us, and provided the information we needed to go forward—all the while being extremely patient as we dealt with clearing and renovating. He referred us to an excellent team that provided us with the advice and services that we needed to clear the house, contract for the appropriate repairs and updates, stage it, and then put it on the market. All of these people were highly responsive and did an excellent job. His strategies helped us price it well, and sell it quickly. We highly recommend him and his team to anyone needing real estate expertise in the Falls Church area!
Fred Fravel & Dennis Fravel
I wanted to thank you so much for all you did for me in selling my uncle’s home. You were a true professional from beginning to end. Your attention to detail was amazing! Living as far away as I do I would never have been able to have such a successful experience without your expertise.
If you ever need any references please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Have a wonderful holiday season!
It has been a pleasure working with you to sell my family’s home. As you can imagine, it has been a difficult and emotionally challenging time for us. Your experience and sage advice made the whole process go more smoothly and enabled me to achieve my goals. I want you to know how much we appreciated your hard work and guidance these past few months. I worried about many things and had second thoughts about some of my decisions, but choosing you as our agent was the one thing I never questioned. Your expertise gave me confidence that all of the details were being handled correctly and would result in success. I wish you the best of luck for continued success in your business and life.
The service and personal attention we received from Andy and his team was exceptional. Andy is truly a “neighborhood expert”. Andy’s knowledge of the local market and contacts in the community helped us to sell our home. Andy made sure we received the best offer for our home by maximizing the number of offers through “mouse-in-the-house” and an open house. We sold our house in five days thanks to Andy’s efforts.
Whether you are buying or selling, I highly recommend Andy Novins and team to help you in your next move. We could not have asked for a better realtor to guide us through the process.
Joe & Bobbie Draudt
When selling or buying a house, everyone has the same dilemma:
· Who do I use to be my agent?
· Who knows the market best?
· Who will be on my side when questions arise about neighborhood, inspections, house preparation, house repair, loans, liens, etc.?
The answer is … Andy Novins is your agent.
As a former banker, Andy not only understands financing, he is a savant when it comes to properly pricing your home. He never hesitates to talk with banks about prospective buyers’ mortgage applications as he has full knowledge of how banks work, and what will work best for his clients.
In the real estate realm, Andy has focused his career on Falls Church and Falls Church City, and he knows this market inside out. He has been inside most homes over the years, and knows precisely what sells and what does not sell. He kept us informed over a ten year period with his monthly newsletter, The Novins Report which he gears to specific neighborhoods.
Andy is a people person – he talks your language, he is easy going yet certain of explicit things which will enhance the sale of your home, and is serious about your efforts to sell or buy. He watches the market closely, and never determines a final price until the day before he lists a house.
Andy’s methods work, and he will support you throughout the entire process of selling or buying. Our personal experience with him could not have been better.
Marion W. Frost and Bradley S. Parker
Andy Novins just sold our house in Falls Church, Virginia in December 2013. We are very satisfied with his services. Here’s why:
The first thing we needed from a realtor is deep knowledge of our local market. Mr. Novins flawlessly answered and updated questions my wife and I had about our neighborhood where similar single family brick homes had diversified through remodeling for selling price differences. It was most useful when taking the next step where Andy Novins excelled. Getting the house to market. His people did a great job!
Finally, Andy Novins gave us excellent advice as to when to sell our house, which sold nicely above the original price he suggested because Mr. Novins kept track of micro pricing trends and had three ready buyers before the open house weekend. He also saw that one of the potential buyers had sound motives for moving aggressively and grabbed a good all cash offer for us.
We did not have to worry about contingent financings or seller concessions as we approached the closing settlement as scheduled. In short, we highly recommend Andy Novins as our realtor for every reason, including his associates. Thanks again, Andy. – Gustavo Villageliu
Thanks again for all your assistance during the purchase of our first home. I have to admit that when first considering buying a new home, I was not convinced of the value that a real estate agent brings to the picture. However, due in part to the unforeseen circumstances after the signing of the contract, your services proved to be invaluable. You represented our interests well throughout the entire process, and I appreciated your timeliness, constant communication, willingness to explain, and overall continual efforts to make sure that my family and I were pleased. Best wishes to you in your future endeavors. – David
Dear Andy, The whole process of buying my condo was enjoyable and stress-free. It was a huge difference from my first go round in 1993. Finding and buying a great place like mine, especially so fast in this seller’s market, was wonderful. I think putting a deadline on the seller accepting the offer by noon the next day made the difference. Thanks for all your help and advice. – Chris
Andy Novins styles himself as a ‘neighborhood expert’ in the Sleepy Hollow/Lake Barcroft/Falls Church area and he truly is. He knows practically every home in our neighborhood by heart. He knows their floor plans, their remodeling and sales histories, their strengths and weaknesses. This gives Andy an almost unassailable advantage in developing an effective pricing and marketing strategy for your home. Andy offers his clients extra services that make the home sales and moving process ever so much easier and more manageable. And Andy’s Contact list is simply amazing — and priceless. Thanks to it, we were able to effect a timely repair to a last-minute failure in the original heating system of our 1950s-era home — an achievement requiring rare knowledge, skills and contacts — that enabled us to keep settlement on schedule and on track. For challenges like this, Andy’s contact network is a life-saver! – Phillip
We highly recommend Andy Novins for his expertise, professionalism, and good Judgement. – Imelda and Corazon
We are so thankful we chose you as our real estate agent. We still can’t believe we sold the house at full price. Everyone we know is as shocked and surprised as we were. Please be assured that we have already, and will continue to let folks know about your professional services. Your initial approach to valuing our house had set you apart, and it obviously paid dividends on all fronts. Thanks so much for all your help. – Peter and Elka
Andy you did an excellent job in getting me through all this. – Jim
Andy, thank you for everything!! Colin and I are very pleased with working with you. And we are thrilled with out new home. – Ira and Colin
We wanted to thank you for all you did for us in the sale of our home. It was a pleasure to work with you! – Heather and Pete
Colleen and I discussed tonight and we want to tell you that we’re very happy with the level of service you’ve been providing to us. We appreciate the effort and time you’ve invested in us. Thanks for your dedication and excellent service! – Dave and Colleen
Andy, Thanks so much for your help and communication through this process. You have been great— and definitely came through on your promise. Thanks also for finding someone who did such nice work. Let us know if you need anything else from us before closing. – Solomon and Laura
Hello Andy, We would like to thank you for the great support you gave us during the selling/buying of our home. We couldn’t have done it without you. You are a great person and an excellent professional. We really appreciate your time and effort.
We are living our dream. We got a beautiful new home and my kids are really enjoying all the space. We have gone out for walks and we love the neighborhood. My neighbors are very friendly too.
We are looking into the future with happiness and pride. We thought we could never leave our old house till we met you. Here we are now, celebrating the first week in our new home!
Thank you for keeping us focused on our goal and for making it possible. – Betty and Hector
Andy, This note has been a long time coming. dona and I really appreciate your help with the sale of our house. Having your input was a tremendous help. We hope you know how much your help means to us. – Dona and John
Dear Andy, Feel free to use our names as a referral. – Brett and Emily
Andy, Thank you so much. All in all everything went well and quickly. Thanks for all you did. It was nice working with you as well. – Loriee
Thank you for all that you have done. I very much appreciate you helping through this entire thing. It is an end to a 45-year chapter in my life. Hope the new people enjoy their life in the house and neighborhood. Thanks again. – Pat
We will definitely pass your name along to our friends who are looking to trade up. We were very pleased with our experience with you. – Patrick and Gwen
Hope things are still going well with you. We appreciate everything you did to help us sell the house. So glad our house sold when it did.
Thank you for the picture of the house that you had done for us. It is really special and for the one you sent us via e-mail. Again, thank you. You were really nice to work with. – Marcy and Carl
Thanks for all your help Andy. We certainly are appreciative of all your help and effort getting us through this so rapidly! And thank you as well for your initial patience while we made the torturous decision of whether to sell or not. – Heather and Terry
Hi Andy, Hope you are yours are doing well. We are very happy with the sale of the Barrett Road property, it is quite a relief not to have to make several weekly trips for George, or for me at my lunch. Thanks ! – Susanne and George
I can’t believe our house was the top sale — and the fastest — in SHW this year! That is amazing. Ken and I still marvel at how easy everything went with our sale. You certainly deserve most of the credit there. – Ken and Kristi
Just wanted to drop you a note to say we really appreciate all that you did for us, and we will definitely pass your name along to people who need a good realtor. We will be keeping this email, and I will send out info about info changes soon. – Elizabeth and Chris
Dear Andy, We want to let you know how much we appreciated your help and advice in acquiring the investment property we bought in Falls Church. In a very difficult market for buyers, you laid the ground work with the listing agent, and helped us structure an offer that was accepted over many others. And, it all happened very quickly once we saw what we wanted. Thanks. – Ira and Colin
Just a note to say I really appreciate everything you did to insure that the sale of my house went smoothly. there was the potential for a lot of problems along the way, but you moved the process along without a hitch. You acted as a true fiduciary and consultant. I especially appreciate you advising that we did not even respond to the first offer because of several issues. But somehow you managed to work with the other agent and get it to evolve into a solid offer that settled in just three weeks. – Braham
Although I live in New York, I was recently in a position of having to sell a house in Falls Church. I feared it would take an extended time to make the sale and I would have to spend much time and effort in Virginia. Having chosen an agent that specializes in the Falls Church area, my concerns proved unnecessary. Andy Novins exceeded all my expectations. He was timely in answering my questions and represented my interests in a most professional manner. I could not be more pleased with Andy’s concern and performance. The house sold much faster than I expected with no glitches. – Suellen
Andy Novins is the best realtor we have ever worked with. We were trying to sell our house from out of state and couldn’t do many of the things sellers would normally do, such as arrange for folks to do work on the house. Andy was superb. He put us in contact with excellent craftsman and personally followed up with them to ensure the quality of their work. We had lots of showings, open houses and multiple offers. He got us a great price and we could not be happier. Use Andy. You will not regret it. – Eric
Andy guided us through every step in selling our house in Sleepy Hollow: he advised on repairs before listing, staging, dealing with bids, and then with the contractors for addressing the inspection issues. He returned phone calls and emails quickly and always had time to talk to us. We are glad that Andy represented us and certain that he did everything he could to sell our house at a fair price. – Craig and Chris
Thank you for making sure everything with the sale of our house went so smoothly. We really appreciate that. – Susan
Andy Novins represents himself as the neighborhood expert, but he is so much more than that! He usually works as a seller’s agent, but agreed to help us purchase our first home. After finding a property we wanted to make our first offer on, his experience helped us construct a very competitive offer. In the end there were 19 offers on the property with many being well over what we could afford. Ultimately, the sellers’ chose our offer. If it was not for Andy and the way he structured our contract we would not have gotten the home of our dreams. We would highly recommend Andy to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. He is very knowledgeable, honest, and made the complicated process of purchasing our first home extremely easy and stress-free. We cannot thank him enough! – Kathryn and Griffin
Thanks, Andy, for all your help during my recent house sale and purchase. From the informational seminars you offered over the past year, to our many conversations while I was still “thinking about” selling and downsizing, as well as through the entire process.
you were a great help. Your team including the stager and mortgage company were terrific, and things went much smoother than I could possibly have expected. With all your help, we readied the house to show, selected a price point, and had multiple contracts over asking price the first couple of days it was listed. You helped me choose the best offer, locate a condo to purchase, and obtain the financing and closing on that as well. Thank you, thank you! – Nancy